Summary: Prey is an incredibly under-rated FPS game that never really found much of an audience but is a very unique and rather fun game that, while too easy, has some very clever sci-fi ideas and some great graphics. Most noticeable about this game is that it is one of the few games to be about Native Americans and their way of live; you are an Indian man who is in a bar when suddenly a portal opens in the middle of the room and you are dragged into it.
Conclusion: Prey is a great game and features a unique gameplay style. You have the ability on Prey to walk on wall platforms so you can walk upside down or side walk. The game has a pretty good story but the game isn't that long, not one that will last for a long time. Didn't take me long to complete it, and there is no real insentive for playing it again.
Excerpt: "...few parts of it do. In Prey you assume the role of Tommy, a Native American-Indian who works as a mechanic (as evidenced by the fact that he has a wrench. All people who own wrenches are mechanics) and does not want to embrace his heritage. He wants to escape the "ranch" (if you can call a pub a ranch) with the love of his life, Jen. The only problems are that Jen does not want to leave, and that Jen does not know that Jen is the love of Tommy's ...
Pros: Some memorable moments, use of licensed real - world songs
Cons: Novelty of unique elements become old hat fast, patchy plot
Summary: My first impression was that I was playing the second coming of Deus Ex. An
early part of the demo you enter a bar that contains working video blackjack and
poker machines as well as a knockoff of Pac-Man – anybody who played Deus Ex
knows, interactivity was a big part of that game. Deus Ex was an awesome game
and my early impression of Prey was similar.
Summary: Prey contains interesting concepts that were conceived way back in 1997 (or
earlier). The portal system, the upside down walk floors, spirit walk and all
those interesting this side up, this side down puzzles blend nicely into the
game play. The graphics artifacts looks more or less like DOOM 3, none the less, the
visuals do their job just fine. Although unlike DOOM 3, graphics does not drive
the game play.Sound quality is good as well.
Summary: I've had a few days to play around with Prey, and overall I've been
impressed. The gravity puzzles in particular are fun (although the
shoot-this-thing-then-that-thing pattern can get repetitive quickly) and well
realised. It is basically Doom 3 reskinned and slightly modded though, so if you
enjoyed Doom 3 you'll enjoy this. It's slightly less scary because you can use
your lighter while holding your weapon, and generally there are less very dark
areas to get jumped in.
Summary: I picked this up at a discount and expected to be unimpressed.
I was wrong! While not gods gift to FPS it certainly held my imagination for a while. The
levels are well designed with all sorts of variation in settings and a slew of
interesting and challenging dimensional puzzles to keep you occupied. The
storyline could be better as is often the case with modern games but the
developers have at least tried to expand on their characters and settings.